One of my teachers, Ana Forrest, says when you feel your heart quicken, it’s a sign you should follow that path.

Here are some things that give me that feeling:

Teaching
Bowie
Moving my body
Family
Friends
Music
Love
Collaborating
Laughter
And Geeking Out…

The human heart looks like a fist and is roughly the same size. This summer, the fingers of my fisted heart have opened releasing their grip on sticky tethers from my past that were weighing on me. For the first time since I was a kid, I feel relatively unencumbered. This has given me some welcome foresight into the future- which I usually can’t see or feel my way into at all. So I’m making a strong nod in its direction by buying a home- something that has seemed like a pipe dream for a yoga teacher like myself.  It’s an experiment in major adulting. I’m getting so excited that I may never have to move again if I don’t want to. And the place is beautiful, with a little outdoor space for my tiny dire wolf. It is the perfect bat cave for the two of us.

The past nine months have brought tectonic change. I am the clearest I have been in a long time. Making me available to our great city, its experiences and the people in it in a way I haven’t felt in a while. With that, it feels like it’s time to get back to work. So I have lots of cool offerings lined up for you for the fall.

Here is a little gift for you yoga teachers out there and a teaser for our upcoming September Mentorship Series for Professional Yoga Teachers with Senior Teacher Rachel Scott (that you’ll be able to join from anywhere in the world via zoom). More information bellow.

I hope some of this makes you feel inspired. Let’s get back to studying together and deepening our practice.

Back to School starts early this year!!! You’re welcome, Nerds!!!

AUGUST


STUDY GROUP:
HAMSTRINGS: REVERSING AND PREVENTING YOGI BUTT
WITH DR. ERIKA KALKAN AND MILES
THE CURATIVE NYC, (BWAY & WAVERLY)
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21, 6:45-8:45 PM
$45

This geek-out extravaganza will be a co-led by Miles and osteopath, Erika Kalkan. This month we will focus on hamstrings. Erika will discuss and lead practical ways to work with and heal “yoga butt” or hamstring injuries. As well as ways to open tight hamstrings for those of you who feel like you’ve hit a plateau. Miles will then take what we discuss and turn it into a practice. This is an awesome opportunity if you want to learn how to work with your hamstrings or your student’s hamstrings or if you have questions you want to ask about your own hammies.

Dr. Erika Kalkan is an integrative manual therapist who specializes in holistic, whole-body structural alignment and nervous system restoration. She holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University and has a private practice based in NYC with satellite offices in Sag Harbor, LA, and Miami. She has developed her own system of postural rebalancing which encourages optimal alignment and efficiency of movement within the body. By combining modalities from eastern, western, and osteopathic medicine, her method of bodywork stimulates faster healing and more immediate results that last.

Email me to reserve your spot, yogawithmiles@gmail.com.


SEPTEMBER


MENTORSHIP SERIES FOR YOGA TEACHERS
WITH MILES AND SENIOR TEACHER RACHEL SCOTT
TUESDAYS SEPT. 3,10,17, AND 24,
12-1 PM (EST) 9-10 AM(PST)
VIA ZOOM CALL
$100 or $30 for Single Session

Join senior yoga teachers Miles Borrero and Rachel Scott for a 4-week online master class series that digs into the issues facing the professional yoga teacher. Over four weeks, we will cover The Business of Yoga, Finding Your Voice, The Subtle Arts, and Thorny Issues. Join us live to ask questions in person, or submit your questions in advance and listen to the recorded broadcast at your leisure. A rare chance to get raw, unfiltered access to two teachers with richly divergent backgrounds.

To register email me at yogawithmiles@gmail.com

THEMES
Week 1: Business of Yoga
  • Asking for raises
  • Fair rates
  • How to be a professional yogi
  • How to avoid burn out
Week 2: Finding Your Voice/Sequencing
  • How to build creative sequences
  • Finding inspiration for your classes
  • Teach creative and safely
  • Can you break the rules? (And what are the damn rules??)
  • Balancing creativity with safety
Week 3: The Subtle Arts
  • Confusion over how to use pranayama
  • Incorporating meditation and pranayama
  • Confidence in bringing dharma into a class
  • Integrating Philosophy into your teaching
  • Theming well
Week 4: Thorny Issues
  • Whether you can teach something you don’t practice, aka something like handstand.
  • Are we “appropriating” yoga?
  • What is “authentic” yoga?
  • How to continue in self-development
  • Balancing “popularity” with authenticity
  • Integrity and social media
Rachel Scott is a teacher and educator based in Vancouver, BC. She has worked in management of two national yoga companies in teacher management (Yoga Works and YYoga), built a teacher training college from the ground up, personally led 4,000 hours of teacher trainings, and mentored hundreds of yoga teachers in professional development. She has authored three books, contributed to Huffington Post and Yoga International, and presented for conferences such as Wanderlust and the Yoga Conference. More on Rachel: rachelyoga.com/ social media: rachelscottyoga. MSci, E-RYT 500, YACEP.
Click HERE to view a teaser for these sessions.

BACK TO SCHOOL JAM
WITH  MILES AND TERRENCE ON THE DRUMS
THE CURATIVE NYC, (BWAY & WAVERLY)
FRIDAY SEPT 6, 6:45-8:45 PM
$45

This will be a two hour led master class with Miles, accompanied by Terrence on the drums. It will be a great opening for the fall and an opportunity to get together, hang out, sweat, sing and enjoy a nice smoldering practice.

Email me to reserve your spot, yogawithmiles@gmail.com.

THE ART OF HANDS ON ASSISTS
WITH MILES 
SATURDAY SEPT. 14, 4-6:30PM
THE CURATIVE NYC, (BWAY & WAVERLY)
$45

Touch is an art and a skill that can be learned and refined. It involves a deep sense of listening and sharpening what and how you see. Each person is unique calling for a customized approach. In this workshop we will break poses down in very simple yet significant way as a way to finesse our eyes. Once what we are looking for and looking at become clearer, then we can apply it to our hands so that we can be more effective when we approach someone.  Using the principles of Thai Massage, different parts of our own bodies, the lines of energy in the body, and a playful approach, we will begin to understand what it means to touch people in a way that is meaningful, compassionate, and clean, which also allows them to show up for their own experience. Thus, we will unleash the alchemy of  true healing brought on by touch.

For teachers and non-teachers alike. No partner needed.

If you want to join the call, email me at yogawithmiles@gmail.com

STUDY GROUP: HIPS
WITH DR. ERIKA KALKAN AND MILES
THE CURATIVE NYC, (BWAY & WAVERLY)
WEDNESDAY SEPT 18, 6:45-8:45 PM
$45

This geek-out extravaganza will be a co-led by Miles and Osteopath Erika Kalkan. This month we will focus on hips. Erika will discuss and lead practical ways to work through and heal hip impingement or injury. Miles will then take what we discuss and turn it into a hippy practice. This is an awesome opportunity if you want to learn how to work with your hips or your student’s hips or if you have questions you want to ask about your own.

Email me to reserve your spot, yogawithmiles@gmail.com.

ONGOING


CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
WITH MILES
THE CURATIVE NYC, (BWAY & WAVERLY)
CONTACT MILES FOR OFFICE HOURS AND TO BOOK A SESSION

I’m now offering sessions at my office downtown which is part of a gorgeous wellness space called The Curative NYC.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics.

Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it’s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

Come on down and get what my Nuqui crew called the Brain Melt. If you want to arrange a session, email me at yogawithmiles@gmail.com

 

NUQUI RETREAT 2020(6TH EDITION)
WITH MILES
FEB 17-24 (OR FEB 17-21)
NUQUI, COLOMBIA

This is the 6th year and counting. This retreat is meant to reset the deepest part of yourself. No cellphones, no internet. Amazing people. Getting back in tune with your circadian rhythm. It is hands down the best week of my year. You should come. Check out all the information HERE. And when you decide to sign up, email me at yogawithmiles@gmail.com